Definition of Cactaceae
1. Noun. Constituting the order Opuntiales.
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Opuntiales, Order Opuntiales
Member holonyms: Cactus, Acanthocereus, Genus Acanthocereus, Aporocactus, Genus Aporocactus, Ariocarpus, Genus Ariocarpus, Carnegiea, Genus Carnegiea, Cereus, Genus Cereus, Genus Coryphantha, Genus Echinocactus, Echinocereus, Genus Echinocereus, Genus Epiphyllum, Ferocactus, Genus Ferocactus, Genus Gymnocalycium, Gymnocalycium, Genus Harrisia, Harrisia, Genus Hatiora, Hatiora, Genus Hylocereus, Hylocereus, Genus Lemaireocereus, Lemaireocereus, Genus Lophophora, Lophophora, Genus Mammillaria, Genus Melocactus, Melocactus, Genus Myrtillocactus, Myrtillocactus, Genus Pediocactus, Pediocactus, Genus Nopalea, Nopalea, Genus Opuntia, Opuntia, Genus Peireskia, Genus Pereskia, Peireskia, Pereskia, Genus Rhipsalis, Rhipsalis, Genus Schlumbergera, Schlumbergera, Genus Selenicereus, Selenicereus, Genus Zygocactus, Zygocactus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cactaceae
Literary usage of Cactaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1896)
"THERE is probably no more interesting family of plants than the cactaceae. This interest is manifest among civilized and uncivilized peoples, old and young, ..."
2. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1897)
"cactaceae Lindl. Nat. Syst. Ed. 2, 53. 1836. CACTUS FAMILY. ... Our figure is copied from plate 36, cactaceae of the Mexican Boundary Survey, ..."
3. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Eberhard Goebel (1905)
"cactaceae. The transformation of the whole primordium of a leaf into a nectary is as yet only known in the case of the cactaceae. ..."